12.11.2004

the surplus has the sumptuary forms of religion as an outlet, along with games and spectacles that derive therefrom, or personal luxury

from e sent to my friend rob:


I'm reading in SB today. Have an essay review on Alice Duer Miller due.

Tho you did get me thinking about this new trilogy. Dea. (Latin for goddess is idea w/o the I). It is really surrealist. So I guess I get to think of the wildest thing possible I could write.
What is the wildest thing one could write, I wonder? Ideas welcome.

I think it is going have poems in scripting language, there's a tie to basic, not vb, but a simple language, & Zukofsky & Creeley. There is a direct tie between courtly love and pop lyrics, too. I am still thinking about that music thing. There's going to be a Lotus section, too, I think.

I STILL haven't tried to steer the game controller poems through torture garden. I guess because torture garden is really for me about the effect "it" has on the female character written from a male perspective. ah. duh. Cool. I'm just going to slap it into Dea. Thanks for asking.
Les grandes horizontales is going so slowly because I'm to redo all of Camille. It is all in notes. I changed her name to Violet.

3 comments:

Steve said...

Dear Catherine,

Thank you warmly for (advanced) copy of LOCKET. Am reading it (and reviewing it) and love it! Will post "review" of it soon, in a few days, on my blog (which I'm thinking of reducing to just "reviews" for awhile). Anyway, yer LOCKET will be the first "formal" "review of a female's book." (I'm planning to switch back and forth, a male, then a female, then a male, etc.).

Anyway, blah blah blah, but I wanted to Thank you -- Thank you, again! -- for sending it. Apologies that I hadn't e-mailed you earlier about having received it, but just got it from my P.O. Box mailing address last week (I don't check my P.O. Box mail for weeks at a time, sometimes...).

Hello and Bests to you.
Steve :)

P.S. DID write also a review of Dadada, but haven't shaped it up enough yet. Will eventually...

P.S. II LOCKET's gots some beautiful poming, Kiddoe!
My tentative title (corny maybe...) for the review I'm writing is "What the world needs now." Literature world, that is, which is full of such heavy "response to political fuckedupness," and rightly so, MAYBE, but "another way to respond to a seemingly nasty era is to simply create beauty and bring THAT into the world." Which is what your LOCKET does, to my mind, and another neat thing is that "Love poems" are not traditional in the sense of describing the "down side" of "Love." They're most all really full of joy and even rapture.

:) Steve

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Anonymous said...

Help me Dude, I think I'm lost.

I was searching for Elvis and somehow ended up in your blog, but you know I'm sure I saw him in a car lot yesterday, which is really strange because the last time I saw him was in the supermarket.

No honest really, he was right there in front of me, next to the steaks singing "Love me Tender".

He said to me (his lip was only slightly curled) "Boy, you need to get yourself a shiny, new lcd tv to go with that blue suede sofa of yours.

But Elvis said I, In the Ghetto nobody has a lcd tv .

Dude I'm All Shook Up said Elvis. I think I'll have me another cheeseburger.

Then I'm gonna go round and see Michael Jackson and we're gonna watch that waaaay cool surfing scene in Apocalypse Now on the lcdtv in the back of my Hummer.

And then he just walked out of the supermarket singing. . .

"You give me love and consolation,
You give me strength to carry on "

Strange day or what? :-)